I'm just thinking that with the BBC thinking about how to make the iPlayer operative through regular household TVs that were a big enough and powerful enough broadcaster to make all their content available forever to viewers through their sets it could wipe out a big portion of the economy.
I got two seasons of House for Christmas completing my collection of House, if I'd been able to get that content from the TV at any time I'd have done that instead of going and buying them or getting them gifted to me.
Given that there's a lot of the economy is small fast moving consumer goods like that now, with the occasional consumer durables that they support that's it for the economy pretty much. What's everyone going to do? We cant all be writers, actors and otherwise involved in broadcasting or other entertainment industries?
I've been thinking about this for a while because work is important in all sorts of ways other than simply providing an income, when the global economy eventually works more like a single economy too (which is a long, long way off) there's going to be ever greater problems because it wont take the entire productive power of the planet to meet the needs of the planet.